Upcoming classes

January 12, 2007

Tae kwon do

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg YMCA will offer a free month of tae kwon do with black belt Tommy Thompson in January and February. Candidates must be new to the YMCA martial arts program. Classes are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Call Michele Sheppard at 717-263-8508.

Art classes

FREDERICK, Md. - The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center announces its winter schedule of art classes. Classes begin during January and February and run four to 10 weeks. Children's classes include ceramics, drawing, painting and wood. Other class offerings for adults include ceramics, drawing, matting, jewelry, stained glass, painting, photography and sculpture. Call 301-698-0656 or go to for a schedule.

Master Gardener training

BOONSBORO - Applications are being accepted for a beginners training class for Washington County Master Gardeners. Call Annette Ipsan at 301-791-1604 or e-mail to request an application.


Art classes

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will offer the following classes:

· Ceramics by hand for adults and teens - Instructor Jane Pingleton-Evans. Learn the basic techniques of ceramic hand building: pinch, coil and slab while you create unique works of art in clay. Clay and firing is provided. No experience is necessary. 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 19 to Feb. 23. $80 nonmembers, $72 members, $10 materials fee.

· Art for toddlers: Express yourself for ages 2 and 3 - Instructor Allison Weaver. By using their fingers, hands and feet, children will discover all kinds of ways to create great art. A parent or adult, 18 years or older, is required to stay and participate along with the registered child. Fridays, Jan. 19 through Feb. 23. $50 nonmembers; $45 members.

· Young at art for ages 4 to 6 - Instructor Kathryn Lant. 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 24 through Feb. 28. $50 nonmembers, $45 members.

· Calligraphy workshop for adults and teens - Instructor Christine Tischer. 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 25 through March 1. $70 nonmembers, $63 members.

· Young at art for ages 4 to 6 - Instructor Kathryn Lant. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. or 2 to 3 p.m. Saturdays Jan. 27 through Feb. 17. $40 nonmembers, $35 members.

For information, call Washington County Museum of Fine Art at 301-739-5727.


Basic acrylic painting

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Artist and teacher Dorothea Barrick will teach beginning acrylic painting. A supply list will be sent out prior to the first class.1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 1. Imagination Station, 18 Carlisle St., across from Majestic Theater. $105; $95 members. To register, call 717-334-5006, e-mail, or go

Saturday, Jan. 13

Cartoon class

Robert T. Savidge will teach a cartoon class with pencils and color pencils. Limited to 12 students. Open to all ages. 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 13, 20 and 27. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Advance is required. Free. Call 301-791-6191, e-mail or go to

Valentine-themed arts class

Diane Hamilton will present a Valentine themed craft arts class for ages 5 to 14. Limited to 12 students. 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Jan. 13, Jan. 27 and Feb. 10. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Advance registration is required. Call 301-791-6191, e-mail or go to

Monday, Jan. 15

Music instruction

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Weekly music instruction is designed for children through adults and taught by Shepherd University faculty. All classes begin the week of Jan. 15. Registration fee is $25; weekly fees vary depending upon instructor. Students may study woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, guitar, bass guitar, strings (violin, viola, cello or bass), theory or jazz improvisation. Contact Anne Munro at 304-876-5555 ore-mail Go to

Tuesday, Jan. 16

Musical Discovery Classes

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -Classes are designed for preschool and kindergarten students. Classes are on Tuesday or Friday mornings. $160 per student for 16 weeks. Go to Contact Anne Munro at 304-876-5555 or e-mail Go to

Saturday, Jan. 20

Re-enactor workshop

FREDERICK, Md. - A workshop designed to assist living history presenters and re-enactors develop a more accurate impression, improve representations of material culture and enhance research techniques. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St. Limited to the first 40 applicants. $50 per person. Call 301-695-1864 to register.

Thursday, Jan. 25

Drawing class for teens

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Terah Hoover will help students sharpen drawing skills, improve observation and try new techniques. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. The Arts Centre, 300 W. King St. $30 for seven weeks; or $5 per week. To register e-mail or go to


Fabulous Photos

Students will learn how to show off those great photographs and personalize a greeting card. For ages 8 and older. 10 a.m. to noon. Participants may attend on either Jan. 27, Feb. 17 or March 10. Washington County Recreation Department's conference room at Hagerstown Community College's ARCC, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $5 for each class; $7 materials fee. For information or to register, call 240-313-2812.

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